There seems to be so much stigma around turning 30. Friends bemoan it’s the end of a era and that their best years are over, but why would that be? By this time next week, I will be 30 and guess what, I couldn’t be more excited about it. My 20s were amazing, but I’m ready for a new adventure.
I’m not going to wake up on my 30th birthday feeling any different unless I choose to feel different. Age is all about how you choose to interpret it. If I decide my best days are over now that I turned 30, then they are, but instead, I’m going to greet this new decade armed with the knowledge of the past 30 years and ready to make my next 30 years the best years yet. And then, when I turn 60, I will want to make the next 30 years even better.
There’s no denying that as I grow older, I will most likely end up needing to tackle difficult problems and issues, but that is part of life. I hope that the knowledge and experience I have gained over the course of my life allows me solve and cope during those times. I also hope that I never forget to celebrate the good times, no matter what life throws at me or how busy I may be.
Each passing year is a new exciting experience that will only make you wiser in the ways of world. There is no reason to be worried about turning a decade older. Sure, I might look a little older or be a little slower, but no one else has the exact same experiences that I have that make my perspective unique and valuable.
For my birthday party, Chad ordered the cutest cake topper that says, ‘Best Day Ever.’ Of course that is not true all of the time, but no matter what your age, 13, 23 or 33, I urge you to strive to live each day like it is the best day ever.
How do you feel about birthdays? Does the idea of turning a decade older make you nervous?